Imran Khan, Wasim Akram named in Cricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI
With the 2019 Cricket World Cup a little over a month away, cricket publication ESPNcricinfo conducted a staff survey to find out its consensus all-time World Cup XI.
Of the many greats featured, only Wasim Akram was a constant on every single one of the 22 individual lists, the publication said.
Former left-arm pacer’s heroics in 1992 World Cup, including his famous back-to-back dismissals of Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis probably earned him unanimous nods.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was Akram’s and rest of Cornered Tigers’ captain during that unforgettable campaign, has been picked to lead star-studded line-up.
India, meanwhile, only has a single representative on list in the form of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Five-time defending champions Australia understandably have most members on list. And each one of Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath fully merit their selection.
Only two players who have been picked despite never being the world champions are Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and South Africa’s Lance Klusenar.